“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

Unleashing the power of effective collaboration has real and tangible benefits.

As collaboration is simply two or more people or organizations working together to complete a task, it is not a fresh concept. Organizations have stressed the importance of efficient and effective collaboration for years.

What has changed, however, is the ability to leverage technology to improve upon how we collaborate.

Effective real-time collaboration with suppliers and cross-functional stakeholders throughout the part lifecycle increases visibility, accelerates the time to SOP, and minimizes risk. How do we define ‘effective’ though?

One: All information has to be available to necessary participants, whether part/material-specific, supplier-specific, history, or other.

Two: Phases of collaboration cannot have breaks in system and traceability (e.g., working outside of the system in email, Excel, or other).

Three: Collaboration leverages processes/workflows governed by corporate best practices.

The application of interdisciplinary decisiSourcon making, through collaboration, can support a wide range of part lifecycle needs, such as:

  • Advanced product quality planning (APQP)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Initial Sample Inspection Report (ISIR)
  • Long Term Supplier Declarations
  • First Article Inspection (FAI)
  • Certificate of Conformance

Unleashing the power of effective collaboration has real and tangible benefits.

  • Is your organization still using ad hoc, spreadsheet-based collaboration and, thus, exposing the company to more risk, in place of mitigating it?
  • How well does information flow between design, procurement, suppliers, award committee, quality, logistics, and other stakeholders?
  • Have you ever experienced a failed launch or product recall due to a breakdown in any of the above processes?
  • Can you benefit by reducing your PPAP cycle time?

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Our customers depend upon collaboration as the foundation to the whole part lifecycle process. They can ensure that: any responsible parties are brought into the process; stakeholders gain access to all relevant data (whether part, supplier material group or other); and, the company maintains full documentation on critical activities.



Graphical Workflow Designer

So that you can easily model the exact process you organization needs for the required task.

Multi-tier collaboration

So that you can ensure that necessary parties, even nth tier suppliers, are directly represented in your initiatives.

Automated Monitoring

So that you can monitor progress, automate follow-ups, and manage towards deadlines.

Template Library

So that you can quickly leverage pre-approved initiatives.

Excel Import

So that you can easily create forms/questionnaires that support your initiative.

Role/Permission Assignment

So that you can easily assign the appropriate people to defined tasks in the process, and with the appropriate data rights.


So that you have complete documentation, version history, and visibility for each step in your lifecycle.

"SaaS that finally enables real-time collaboration across all stakeholders to increases visibility and shorten the time to SOP"

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Benefit From:

  • Lowering process costs by up to 80%
  • More effective sourcing events
  • Shortened cycle time to part qualification
  • Strong compliance
  • Increased supplier collaboration
  • Reduced supplier and part risk
  • Complete visibility, across functions
  • Assurance that your processes and best practices are followed every time
Allocation Clients Include The BMW Group
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